Jonathan Martin Faces Five Charges Over Threatening Instagram Post

Jonathan Martin talks to the media after the rookie minicamp

According to the online reports, Martin, 28, a retired National Football League offensive lineman, is facing four counts of making criminal threats and one count of possessing a loaded firearm.

The photo displayed a shotgun, ammunition and the hashtag #HarvardWestlake.

When Martin was detained that same day, TMZ reports, Los Angeles police found an ax, a knife and a loaded shotgun in his possession.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Martin is expected to surrender to authorities Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. He also tagged some current National Football League players who bullied him in the past, and added the message, "When you're a bully victim & a coward your options are suicide, or revenge". Martin also tagged the Miami Dolphins, former Dolphin Mike Pouncey, and Richie Incognito.

Jonathan Martin's disturbing Instagram post.

Martin, a 2012 second-round pick by the Dolphins, was charged with his crimes on March 13.

The Dolphins suspended Incognito for his alleged role in the incident, and an National Football League investigation led by attorney Ted Wells determined, among other things, that the "harassment by Martin's teammates was a contributing factor in his decision to leave the team".

Martin's threat caused his former high school to shut down completely as a result.

On Feb. 23, officials with the exclusive Studio City school sent an early morning message via the school's emergency alert notification system advising students to stay home, apologizing for the short notice and citing student safety as the school's highest priority. He played one season in San Francisco before retiring in 2015.



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